1st Edition

Working Class Without Work High School Students in A De-Industrializing Economy

By Lois Weis Copyright 1990
    260 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    The author wxplores issues of race, class, and gender among white working class youths, and she considers the roles of school and family in the production of the self. The book also examines the working class teens' attitudes toward and readiness for postfeminist thinking and the emerging American New Right. Presenting the first sustained ethnographic investigation of white working class youth in the context of deindustrializatin, Weis offers a complex portrait of how these young people produce themselves in a society vastly different from that of their parents and grandparents.

    1. Introduction 2. Freeway Males 3. Freeway Females 4. Within the School 5. Freeway Teachers 6. Freeway Parents 7. Women and Men: A Social Movement Perspective 8. Whether the Working Class?


    Lois Weis is Professor of Sociology of Education and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Educational Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is also the author of Between Two Worlds (RKP).